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    August 4th, 2009LISWire aggregatorLISWire


    Media Contact:
    Erica Stephens
    For Integrated Technology Group
    (770) 845-3663

    ITG Announces a Record-Setting Second Quarter

    ITG maintained growth, partnered with Dialoc ID and offered a variety of educational workshops at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference

    Norcross, Ga. – August 4, 2009. The Integrated Technology Group (ITG), a division of Vernon Library Supplies, Inc., continued its momentum from the first quarter of the year to achieve best ever second quarter company revenues. ITG maintained its leadership position as the company that libraries turn to after they have installed radio frequency identification (RFID) systems from other vendors.
    “Our experience in reading multiple RFID tags and multiple RFID tag formats is unparalleled in the North American library market,” said Scott Hackstadt, ITG’s chief technology officer. “And I can say with great confidence that no company is better positioned to handle RFID interoperability issues both today and in the future than ITG.”
    Recent migrations to ITG’s Apex RFID system include the Henrico County Public Library (Richmond, VA), Long Beach Public Library (CA) and Hamilton Public Library (Ontario, Canada). During the second quarter, several libraries nationwide have also installed ITG’s Vista FullSort™ AMH system, the Vista ShortShort™ AMH system, the Apex RFID PowerReader inventory system, and the Apex DiscXpress II disk dispensing system to operate in their non-ITG RFID infrastructures.

    Partnership with Dialoc

    ITG announced their partnership with Dialoc at the ALA 2009 Annual Conference. Netherlands-based Dialoc ID selected ITG as its exclusive distributor of electromagnetic security systems to the library industry to the United States and Canada. Through the partnership with Dialoc, ITG is now able to deliver fully integrated electromagnetic solutions to libraries.

    ALA Annual Conference

    As part of ITG’s ongoing efforts to educate the library public about emerging industry technology, the company offered free daily workshops during the conference. Among those products on display in ITG’s booth was the Apex DiscXpress II™ (DX2), a jukebox-style dispenser designed to provide self-service checkout of AV materials without compromising security.
    Featured for the first time at ALA was ITG’s Automated Library Patron Services (ALPS). Beta installations of this full-featured public computer management and print system now operate successfully in libraries across the country and ITG is geared up for a major roll-out.

    About the Integrated Technology Group

    Integrated Technology Group ( develops, markets, and supports library automation technologies that empower librarians to make operations more efficient and better serve their patrons. ITG's products include patron self-checkout, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Automated Materials Handling (AMH) systems, library materials security, public computer reservation, and print management. With over 30 years experience in the library industry, ITG combines smart technology and progressive design to create standard solutions that can be easily customized to meet site-specific requirements. ITG, a division of Vernon Library Supplies, Inc., is headquartered in Norcross, Georgia.

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    August 4th, 2009LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Three SC LENDS Library Systems Now Live on Evergreen
    Norcross, GA — August 4, 2009

    The Evergreen family continues to grow. South Carolina State Library, Beaufort County Library, and Union County Carnegie Library have gone live with Evergreen, the consortial-quality open-source library automation software. These library systems are the first members of the new SC LENDS consortium which will see 10 library systems joining the consortium by the end of 2009. Equinox Software Inc., “The Evergreen Experts,” oversaw data migration and software configuration, and will provide round-the-clock technical support as well as hosting services for the consortium’s new server.
    The South Carolina State Library currently has 403,000 bibliographic titles and 11,000 patrons. The Beaufort County Library has 178,000 bibliographic titles and 100,000 patrons. Union County Carnegie Library—Library Journal’s 2009 “Best Small Library in America”—has 45,000 bibliographic titles and 13, 250 patrons. The web address for the growing consortium’s catalog is

    About Evergreen
    Evergreen is powerful, highly scalable open-source library software. While Evergreen is best known for its unique ability to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia, Evergreen also elegantly scales down to the smallest library sites.
    Since its debut in September 2006 as the software powering the 270-plus libraries of the Georgia PINES consortium, Evergreen has earned acclaim and praise from users worldwide, including a Technology Collaboration Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Evergreen now supports hundreds of libraries of every type—public, academic, special, and school media—in 12 states and 2 countries.
    For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see

    About Equinox Software, Inc.
    Founded by the original Evergreen designers and developers, Equinox Software is a growing team of skilled professionals who provide comprehensive support for Evergreen, the consortial-quality, open source Integrated Library System (ILS). Equinox develops, supports, trains, migrates, integrates, and consults on Evergreen, and engages with the rapidly expanding Evergreen community. Equinox also offers hosting packages for libraries that prefer not to maintain local servers.
    For more information on Equinox Software, please visit
    Press contact: Corinne Hall,, 678-269-6113
    Evergreen is open source software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL. Evergreen and the Evergreen logo are trademarks of the Georgia Public Library Service.